Soup’s on at the Discovery House, and so far it has been a hit with the community.
The annual fundraiser started off taking orders for the weekly Friday lunches on Thursdays, which only lasted a single week before the addiction recovery program needed to have more time to process all of the orders they were receiving.
By Feb. 26, two weeks into the six week long fundraiser, they had already raised over $7,000 and served up over 800 bowls of soup.
Discovery House is advising people to order close to the start of the week to ensure that they can get their favourite soup. Orders have been selling out as early as Tuesday.
For Friday, March 12, there were 16 different soups on the menu, ranging from borscht, to curried butternut squash, to hamburger soup to African peanut stew.
The soup remains available to order for two more weeks, with the fundraiser’s last announced pick-ups on March 26.
A single order of soup is $7, and comes with Cobs’ buns and a McDonald’s coffee. Three orders of soup are $20, five are $30, and 10 soups are available for $50.
For more information, and to book pick-up or deliver, call 250-462-1388.
Orders of soup can also be donated. Any donation of $5 or more will buy a soup for someone in need, distributed on Saturday by the SOWINS Mobile Outreach Van.
Any donations of $20 or more are eligible for a tax-deductible receipt at year-end.
For people who want to donate to support the program, but don’t want soup, you can do so through an e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org or through the Discovery House’s charity page at Canada Helps.
Proceeds from the fundraiser go to the addiction recovery program provided at the two Discovery Houses in Penticton.
The soup is prepared in a sanitary environment and all of those doing the preparation have Food Safe training.
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